Spring Thaw


Watercolor on Illustration board 15″x20″

               Spring Thaw

There are places

      Where the melting snow flows

      Where beside a stream grows

      The wild tree

Random glances in open spaces

      Where the searching eye goes

      Where the sunlight shows

      The unlocking key

Earth warming traces

      Where new reflections pose

      Where all life knows

Spring ….. is breaking free

—John Michael Cook

All paintings unfold from a frozen state into a visual thawed state.  Much like spring, they were planted sometime before, awaiting the warming light of inspiration to bring them forth.  An idea comes into mind by some form of germination, or experience, or suggestion, from some stimulating moment.  Even the simplest of images are born this way.

This image is a mixed process watercolor.  Done with wax paper resist. Salt over the watercolor washes, and gouache white line brush stroke and drafting pen stroke.




1 thought on “Spring Thaw

  1. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words

    I like the thought
    “”All paintings unfold from a frozen state into a visual thawed state. “”
    I think my thoughts are embedded in ice thoughts and when I set to write
    they do thaw…I really like this !
    for your painting seems to be the frozen heart of Winter thawing
    letting the Earth bleed Her passion into softer colors of a new season
    flowing in streams of fluid moments of time….

    I really like this one and your poem….they seem to entwine with each other….
    Your art is stunning in the thoughts one feels as I searched through the strokes…
    Thank you for sharing…
    I have enjoyed wandering….
    Take Care…You Matter…


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